Monday, January 16, 2012

What's Ahead for 2012?

I realize that most bloggers have finished up with all of their posts about resolutions and planning for the year ahead of us. Well, I'm the exception. :) I've been working on this post for the last two weeks and am finally finishing up!

You may have noticed that I've been a bit hit-or-miss over the past few weeks. I'm hoping to get back on track with posting reviews and all sorts of other things. However, that will have to wait just a bit longer. Hubs and I are taking on a pretty big cooking project this afternoon. I'll give you just a hint: 10 lbs of ground beef + 6 lbs of rotisserie chicken + 7.5 lbs of chicken fingers = 2 months worth of meals. We will be cooking up a storm this afternoon. Hoping to take some pictures and then do a bit of blogging about our new meal plan.

Until then, though, here are a few things you can be looking forward to seeing here in the coming year. Consider these "resolutions" if you wish.

I started i blog 4 books as a place to post my book reviews, and you will still be seeing plenty of them! I actually have quite a few stashed away from December to post so you may even see more than normal in the weeks to come. I'm also hoping to create a catalog of sorts so that you can more easily search my reviews by title or author. You will probably also see a few Snappy Reviews posts throughout the year if I get backlogged.

Blogside Chats
I attempted to start posting author interviews last year. I posted three. Not near as many as I hoped for. I think I've got a better system now, so hopefully, I will be able to do this more effectively. They will be posted as Blogside Chats and will give us all a chance to learn more about the book, the author's writing life, and get a glimpse into the author's real life.

I plan to participate in three memes this year: Teaser Tuesdays, Thursday 3, and The Friday Five. I probably won't post all of them every week, but I'll participate regularly. I'm not sure if this really counts as a meme or not, but I'll still be posting Friday's Freebies when there are great free e-books to share with you.

Reading Challenges
I've already posted quite a bit about the reading challenges I'll be participating in. I'm doing a grand total of 10 different challenges, so you'll be hearing about my progress in those from time to time during the year. (Click "Challenges" at the top of the page for more details.)

Month In Review
I got this idea from Crystal at Just Another Book Lovin' Girl. Basically, I'll post a summary of everything that's been going on at the end of the month. If you missed anything, you'll be able to go back and catch up. Plus, it will help me keep track of what I'm really doing here.

My goal this year is to have at least one giveaway per month. If authors or publishers want to do more, then we'll definitely do more, but I'm shooting for 12 for the year.

Part of why I love blogging so much is because of the community that it creates . . . or can create. I don't always do a very good job of getting to know other bloggers, leaving comments, etc., but I'm hoping to change that in the next few months. So please leave comments for me and I'll do my best to respond to them. Also, let me know if you have a blog. I'd love to read up on what you're doing as well.

From time to time the number of reviews I've committed to can get a tad overwhelming. Add in the number of emails that I receive related to blogging and it's just crazy! So, I'm working on being quicker to respond to emails and get some organization in place for my reviews. Let this be the year of stress-free blogging. ;)

I'm tossing around a few other ideas as well. The blog will probably undergo a design makeover soon. I'd love to have a big Blogaversary Bash but I'm not sure I've really got the time to devote to it before February. If not this year, then next year for sure. I'm also trying to come up with a Christmas blog event that will take place during the four weeks leading up to Christmas. I've got a few ideas but I'm trying to figure out the best way to make it happen - or if Christmas is even the best time. Thoughts?

So . . . what are your blogging goals for this year?

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you'll be doing the Month in Review posts too :)


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